Department Directory and Contacts

Academic Administration

Office of the President

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

Andrea Kalyn
President

Courtney Barth
Vice President and Chief of Staff

Kathleen Kelly
Executive Vice President
617-585-1154

Benjamin Sosland
Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Madison Smith
President and Provost Office Coordinator 

Shannon Cuff
Director of Board Relations
617-585-1726

Michael Antonitis
Executive Director of Strategy & Operations
617-585-1164

Juliana Jordan
Director of Transformative Programming
617-585-1305

Megan Reynolds
Administrative Assistant for the Executive VP
617-585-1157


Center for Cultural Equity & Belonging

General inquiries: belonging@necmusic.edu

Monique Van Willingh 
Director of Cultural Equity and Belonging 


Office of Academic and Student Affairs

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For academic and international advising questions, or to request an appointment, email Academic and Student Affairs or call 617-585-1310.

  • For questions related to student clubs and organizations, email Christina Davis.

As always, Academic and International Advising are here to assist students, with all services available remotely.

Thea Boyd
Director of Artistic Programming and Administration

Richard Giarusso
Dean of Academic Affairs
617-585-1311

Christina Davis
Dean of Students and Campus Life

Aidan Gorrell
Academic & International Advisor
617-585-1310

Steven Gregory
Sr. Coordinator of Academic Affairs for International & Academic Advising
617-585-1312

Matao Bonner
Coordinator of Student Care and Support

Sara Stancliffe
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs & Advising
617-585-1289

Aryana Martin
Academic and Student Affairs Administrator


Registrar's Office

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email College Registrar. You can also leave a voicemail at 617-585-1310.

Marcia Spellman
Registrar
617-585-1307

Sue Wang
Assistant Registrar


Academic Programs

Chamber Music, Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Elizabeth Van Voorhis for all inquiries. 

Elizabeth Van Voorhis
Administrative Director for Chamber Music, Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion
617-585-1343


Chorus

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Sally Millar for general inquiries.

Sally Millar
Administrator for Chorus
617-585-1340


Collaborative Piano and Composition

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:  Email Ali Eaton for all inquiries. 

Ali Eaton
Administrative Manager
617-585-1203


Jazz and Contemporary Musical Arts

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Rich Frost for all inquiries.

Rich Frost
Jazz & CMA Productions and Administrative Director
617-585-1169


Opera and Voice

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Orchestra

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Margie Apfelbaum for all inquiries. 

Margie Apfelbaum
Director of Large Ensemble Administration
617-585-1338


Student Affairs

Community Performances and Partnerships

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Grace Allendorf
Administrative Director of Community Performances and Partnerships
617-585-1743

Erik Elmgren
Assistant Dean of Community Engagement and Teaching Artistry
617-585-1748

Tanya Maggi
Dean of Community Engagement and Professional Studies
617-585-1243


Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ryan Mewhorter
Entrepreneurial Musicianship Program Manager

Kiyoshi Hayashi
Career Advising Mgr, Entrepreneurial Musician

How to Contact: 

  • Email em@necmusic.edu for all general inquiries.

  • EM is available for video or phone advising appointments to coach you on topics like resumes, project planning, and career direction – sign up for an appointment here. Check the EM webpage for deadlines and more information about EM Grants, EM Fellowships, and other programs.


Residence Life and Housing

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Patrick Hazilla for all inquiries.

Patrick Hazilla
Resident Director


Counseling and Wellness Center

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Carol Abizaid
Director of Counseling and Wellness

Emily Waystack
Coordinator for Health and Wellness

Karyn Coughlin
Psychotherapist


Library Services

Hours of Operation: For up to date hours and other information, please see the Library page.

How to Contact: Email the Library or call 617-585-1250.

Richard Vallone
Library Director
617-585-1251

Jason Coleman
Digital Services Manager
617-585-1730

Hannah Ferello
Catalog and Serials Librarian 
617-585-1254

Maryalice Perrin-Mohr
Archivist/Records Manager
617-585-1252

Patrick Quinn
Research and Instruction Librarian
617-585-1156

Laura Smolowitz
Technical Services Associate
617-585-1249

Hannah Spence
Head of Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Electronic Resource Management
617-585-1256


Performance Library

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Performance Library

Students may contact the Performance Library to receive orchestra excerpts for practice.

Andres Almirall Nieves
Performance Librarian


Performance and Event Management

Box Office

Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Box Office for any ticketing questions or concerns.

Carlos Dolan
Director of Production and Venue Operations

Grace Sexton
Box Office Manager

Ben Maines
Assistant Box Office Manager


Business Relations, Event Management, and RENTALS

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Anna Kevelson.

Anna Kevelson
Manager of Conservatory Scheduling & Events

Heather Martell
Manager of Rentals & Partnership Programs


Performance Production

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Bob Winters or call 617-585-1263.

Bob Winters
Director of Performance Production Services
617-585-1263

Rayna DeYoung
Assistant Director of Performance Production Services

Jasmine Caamano
Concert Stage Manager

Liam Horne
Concert Stage Manager

Nicholas Ward
Concert Stage Manager

Crispin Trubiano
Technical Director
617-585-1386

Ben Yee-Paulson
Concert Stage Manager

Daniel Meza
Instrument Librarian


Piano Services

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Jeff Platz or call 617-585-1272 for all inquiries.

Jeff Platz
Administrative Director of Piano Services
617-585-1272


Recording and Performance Technology Services

Walk-in Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Phone Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

How to Contact: Email RPTS or call 617-585-1275.

Lisa Nigris
Director of Recording and Performance Technology Services
617-585-1275

Eric Engler
Audio Video Systems Engineer

Nick Federico
Video Engineer

Adam Khoury
Video Engineer

Collin Register
Audio Video Engineer

David Shane
Audio Video Engineer

Daniel Gonko
Academic Techologist


Expanded Education, Preparatory School & Summer Programs

Expanded Education

Stan Thompson
Interim Director of Expanded Education

Sarah Jick
Business & Operations Manager

Adam Calus
Director of Partnerships

Sheila Esquivel
Boston BEAM Program Director

Vanessa Trien
Director of Early Childhood Education

Austin Martin
Enrollment Specialist

Jasmine Caamano
Enrollment Coordinator

Nikki Naghavi
Administrative Assistant

Preparatory School

Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Prep or call 617-585-1160.

  • BEAM: 617-585-1168

Sean Buchsbaum
Interim Director, Preparatory School

Cynthia Mathiesen
Large Ensemble Manager, Preparatory School

Jenna Driscoll
Programs Coordinator, Preparatory School

Brianna Kirkland
Family Support Liaison, Preparatory School

Summer Programs

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Summer Programs.


Admissions & Financial Aid

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email admissions@necmusic.edu.

For more information and contact information for individual admission counselors, visit the Admissions microsite.

Katherine Drago Luellen
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid • Enrollment Management

Claire Paik
Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Rebecca Barry-Wolff
Associate Director of Student Financial Planning

Alyssa Tong
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management


Advancement and Engagement

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email advancement@necmusic.edu for all inquiries and we can direct you to the correct person.

Helen Alto
Director of Engagement and Special Events
617-585-1747

Allison Boehret
Philanthropic Advisor
617-585-1724

Justin Connolly
Major Gifts Officer
617-585-1121

Jillian Doroni
Assistant Director of Engagement & Special Events
617-585-1742

Cheryl Fries
Assistant Director of Advancement Operations
617-585-1373

Stephanie Gozali
Director of Annual Giving
617-585-1783

Jennifer Dilzell Hare
Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
617-585-1728

Patricia Kopko
Director of Advancement Operations
617-585-1225

Maddy Littlefield
Administrative Manager for Advancement & Engagement
617-585-1291

Jackie Martocchio
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
617-585-1171

Aaron McGarry
Planned Giving Officer
617-585-1356

Robin Melendez
Associate Director of Engagement & Special Events
617-585-1782

Titi Ngwenya
Major Gifts Officer
617-585-1731

Jeremy Sarna
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
617-585-1792

Mia Straccia
Major Gifts Coordinator
617-585-1765


Marketing, Communications & External Relations

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Marketing Admin.

  • To request marketing support or website updates, visit the Marketing resource center.

Kendra Butters
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, External Relations

Valerie Szepiwdycz
Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

Ryan Durkin
Director of Content Strategy & Data Analytics

Andrew Hurlbut
Assistant Director of Photography and Visual Assets

Olivia Richter
Marketing Writer

Alex Solaas
Project Coordinator

Shivani Devgan
Digital Content Coordinator


Technology

Information Technology Services

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email ITS Help Desk or call 617-585-1235 for all inquiries.

Please note due to a high volume of requests, responses to direct messages may be delayed. Visit the Information Technology Services resources page for training guides.

Heather Woods
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Zachary Allred
Computing Support Specialist
617-585-1237

Darby Warren
Computing Support Specialist

Peiyuan Zhang
Computing Support Manager

Jared Rose
Helpdesk Supervisor
617-585-1236


Finance and Operations

Finance and Business Office

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Business Office for all inquires.

Students are asked to please update their information with the Business Office, including electronic banking information, phone numbers, e-mails, and mailing addresses. If any student foresees issues with paying tuition, or is otherwise experiencing financial hardship, they should contact the Resource Center with any questions or concerns.

Rob Webber
Interim Chief Administrative and Financial Officer

Richard Bowman
Controller
617-585-1725

Blake Noyes
Assistant Controller

Midori Kamiyama-Lee
Senior Accountant 

Rachinda Gutierrez
Accounting Associate
617-585-1217

Sonia Daly
Accounting Associate

Kathy Jewett
Bursar

Jamila Jackson Coulter
Assistant Bursar

Lori Boarts
Accounts Payable Manager
617-585-1214

Victoria Mastro Allen
Payroll Manager


Compliance and Title IX

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Katrina Chapman for all inquires.

Katrina Chapman
Counsel and Director of Compliance, Title IX Coordinator


Human Resources

Summer Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact

  • Email Naomi Robinson for student employment inquiries. 
  • Email Saba Ghaffar for questions related to payroll, benefits, or compensation inquiries
  • Email Livia Mah for questions related to postings, new hires or onboarding inquiries
  • Email Kerry Hagan for questions related to employee relations or performance management inquiries

Kerry Hagan
Vice President of Human Resources
617-585-1229

Naomi Robinson
Human Resources Coordinator
617-585-1276

Saba Ghaffar
Human Resources Generalist
617-585-1228

Livia Mah
Human Resources Operations Manager
617-585-1238


Facilities and Campus Safety

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How to Contact: Email David Vaz or facilitiesworkorder@necmusic.edu for all building operations and security related questions and concerns.

Eric Schiazza
Director of Public Safety
617-585-1125

David Vaz
Director of Facilities Services and Operations
617-585-1187

Charleen Andujar Ortiz
Administrative Assistant

Greg Holt
Electrician

Wilson Monteiro
Custodial Supervisor